The 2014 Paris Motor Show confirmed that the Jaguar XE is everything we hoped it would be. Lightweight, gorgeous, packed with the latest JLR technology and powerful yet fuel-efficient engines, the XE looks ready to bring the fight to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4. Although we know almost everything there is to know about Jag’s latest "cat", we need to be patient for another year until we get to drive it, as the XE won’t be arriving Stateside until the 2016 model year. However, that didn’t stop Jaguar USA from firing up its online configurator so you can start building the British sports sedan of your dreams.

For the time being, the configurator comes with just the basic components. Users can only play with the sedan’s exterior colors and interior trims, as neither the standard nor the optional features are listed. Jaguar’s American website lists three models. There’s the base XE, the mid-level XE R-Sport and the range-topping XE S. No engine specs are given as of this writing, but be sure to stick around for more details. Meanwhile, read on to find out more about the XE’s exterior and interior colors and trims.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Jaguar XE.

Exterior Colors

As usual, Jaguar offers a bevy of body colors, including both regular and metallic hues. Various shades of blue, red and grey are available, but customers can also choose between the classic black and white, either plain or metallic. Naturally, the XE can also be wrapped in Jaguar’s iconic British Racing Green.

Rhodium Silver Metallic

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Dark Saphire Metallic

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Osmium Blue

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Ultimate Black Metallic

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Italian Racing Red Metallic

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British Racing Green Metallic

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Ammonite Grey Metallic

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Bluefire Metallic

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Odyssey Red Metallic

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Quartzite Metallic

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Glacier White Metallic

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Polaris White

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Ebony Black

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Wheels

No less than six different wheel designs have been created for the XE. Five of them measure 19 inches and come in either five-twin- or 15-spoke layouts. Colors include silver and black. The sixth set of wheels measures 20 inches and features a more complex ten-spoke design and are likely to become available as an option only.

19" Star 5 Twin Spoke

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19" Radiance 15 Spoke Silver

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19" Radiance 15 Spoke Black

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19" Venom 5 Twin Spoke Silver

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19" Venom 5 Twin Spoke Black

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20" Propeller 10 Spoke

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Interior

As far as interior colors go, there are four different combinations, including a full Jet Black upholstery with white stitching. The remaining options combine Jet Black with Red, Blue and Light Oyster. Naturally, all four choices wrap the seats in high-grade leather. Moving over to trims, customers can choose between Satin Ash Burl, Gloss Figured Ebony, Satin Grey Ash, Satin Grey Figured Ebony, Satin Fine Line Wood and Carbon Fiber.

Jet Leather

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Jet/Red Leather

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Jet/Blue Leather

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Jet/ Light Oyster Leather

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Satin Ash Burl

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Gloss Figured Ebony

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Satin Grey Ash

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Satin Grey Figured Ebony

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Satin Fine Line Wood

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Carbon Fiber

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Source: Jaguar USA

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